Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court is a disgrace to the robe he wears. Today he signed a four-page administrative order directing state probate judges to refuse to issue same-sex marriages despite the US Supreme Court’s decision in June in Obergefell v. Hodges, 135 S.Ct. 2071 (2015).
His rationale is that Obergefel only applies to Ohio and the other three states whose statutes the Court considered in deciding that the statutory ban on same-sex marriage violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment. Therefore, he concludes that Alabama’s similar statute survived Obergefel and the Alabama probate judges would be violating Alabama’s statute, if they grant a marriage license to a same-sex couple.
His argument is absurd because it violates the Supremacy Clause. He cannot possibly be so stupid or ignorant not to know that.
Therefore, he should be impeached